Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Lighting

Notices

halo projector leds not working

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
llbigdll [OP] llbigdll is offline
Junior Member
llbigdll is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2009, #18463
Location: Florida
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
llbigdll's Tacoma Gallery
halo projector leds not working

i bought the projectors about 6 months ago and about 1 month into having them 3 of the 6 leds stopped working. has anyone else experienced this problem.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Viet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Viet2100's Avatar
Name: Viet
Joined: Jun 2007, #1930
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,520
Viet2100's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to Viet2100
The ones near the grille? I would check your connections, highly unlikely that all 3 would go out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
Lieutenant Dan.
DeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shedDeeKay21 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DeeKay21's Avatar
Firefighter: Lieutenant
Joined: Nov 2008, #10651
Location: Nevada/Utah
Gender: Guy
Posts: 13,801
DeeKay21's Tacoma Gallery
I've heard from many people that their LED's go out on their halo's. I don't own any but have just heard from people on this site.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
llbigdll [OP] llbigdll is offline
Junior Member
llbigdll is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2009, #18463
Location: Florida
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
llbigdll's Tacoma Gallery
the led wires are routed to a small transformer and i wonder if i could wire them directly to the battery and install a switch to control them
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
Viet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shedViet2100 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Viet2100's Avatar
Name: Viet
Joined: Jun 2007, #1930
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,520
Viet2100's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to Viet2100
Quote:
Originally Posted by llbigdll View Post
the led wires are routed to a small transformer and i wonder if i could wire them directly to the battery and install a switch to control them
They will blow.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 04:19 AM   #7
Senior Member
nytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Mar 2009, #15095
Gender: Male
Posts: 153
nytmarecoma88's Tacoma Gallery
chances are that ur ballasts went bad, or ur connections suck. but changing leds is a breeze
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 10:43 PM   #8
Senior Member
kraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shedkraaazymike is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: May 2009, #17171
Location: So Cal.
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 150
kraaazymike's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viet2100 View Post
They will blow.
+1. Don't do it without the proper resistor attached.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 05:05 AM   #9
Senior Member
nytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Mar 2009, #15095
Gender: Male
Posts: 153
nytmarecoma88's Tacoma Gallery
you can even pick any color u want, be creative
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 05:14 AM   #10
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
T@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
T@co_Pr3runn3r's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12767
Location: <----------------->
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,725
T@co_Pr3runn3r's Tacoma Gallery
which ones are having the problems? The ones with the vertical leds by the grill or the other ones with leds horizontal below the headlights.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 05:21 AM   #11
Senior Member
nytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Mar 2009, #15095
Gender: Male
Posts: 153
nytmarecoma88's Tacoma Gallery
it sounds like the vertical, the horizontal have 8 leds not 6
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 06:26 AM   #12
llbigdll [OP] llbigdll is offline
Junior Member
llbigdll is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2009, #18463
Location: Florida
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
llbigdll's Tacoma Gallery
the ones that are having problems are the vertical
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 08:08 AM   #13
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
T@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shedT@co_Pr3runn3r is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
T@co_Pr3runn3r's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12767
Location: <----------------->
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,725
T@co_Pr3runn3r's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by llbigdll View Post
the ones that are having problems are the vertical
Cool....well, cool that I have the horizontal ones. Not cool that the others are having problems.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 08:22 AM   #14
Senior Member
nytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Mar 2009, #15095
Gender: Male
Posts: 153
nytmarecoma88's Tacoma Gallery
yea mine never did work, so i just switched out all my leds
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 10:28 AM   #15
llbigdll [OP] llbigdll is offline
Junior Member
llbigdll is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2009, #18463
Location: Florida
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
llbigdll's Tacoma Gallery
did u have the same headlights that i am talking about
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 08:32 PM   #17
llbigdll [OP] llbigdll is offline
Junior Member
llbigdll is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2009, #18463
Location: Florida
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
llbigdll's Tacoma Gallery
well i tried swapping out the led but it wasnt that. 4 of the leds are working now so the 2 that are left are not getting enough power cuz u can see the led light up but barely. my guess is that the ballast is screwed up. what do u suggest i do.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 09:47 PM   #18
Senior Member
nytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shednytmarecoma88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Mar 2009, #15095
Gender: Male
Posts: 153
nytmarecoma88's Tacoma Gallery
i can only tell u wut i did, i pulled out my ballasts and my leds, and i went and bought leds and matching resistors, solder them in, pretty easy to do
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #19
Senior Member. Hey, what's That supposed to mean?
coma09 will become famous soon enoughcoma09 will become famous soon enough
Joined: Jun 2009, #18751
Location: BC Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 208
coma09's Tacoma Gallery
LEDs do not use a ballast .... you simply need a current limiting resistor in series with the feed wire. The resistor must be wattage rated.
Roughly, a 1000 ohm 5 watt resistor would do for a series of LEDs - however I'd have to see the board.... look for heated (brown stained) board or components.
Use a higher wattage resistor for replacement, of the same value.

Could be a bad solder joint, or connections. LEDs either work or don't, so it's the wiring, or cct board connections. Simply re-solder the LED connections to the cct board. That's likely all that's wrong.

Vibration related fatigue is my guess.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 11:47 PM   #20
.....
ColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shedColtsTRD is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ColtsTRD's Avatar
Name: Scott
Joined: May 2009, #17177
Location: AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,954
ColtsTRD's Tacoma Gallery
I own those headlights too and I hate 'em! They look cool and all but they were a b*tch to install and the little blue LEDs don't twist lock in so when ever I go wheelin' they vibrate out of their hole! They vibrated out when I was muddin' and mud actually got inside the damn head unit :-( not so much that you notice but still...i spent 200 bucks on the damn things and they've been nothing but a headache!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Halo Projector Headlights tacoman15 2nd Gen. Tacomas 16 01-11-2012 09:34 PM
Installing Halo Projector Headlights Troubletoo Lighting 25 09-15-2010 12:42 AM
Halo Projector Help Smaug523 Lighting 5 08-28-2010 07:25 PM
Halo projector lights gstrunak 2nd Gen. Tacomas 6 03-07-2010 06:17 PM
Halo Projector Headlights Major91 2nd Gen. Tacomas 25 02-01-2010 10:57 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.